Her debut collection, A DAY IN SPAIN, hits your favorite quilt shops in January, and you’ll be able to read more about Casey, and view the entire collection (with great quilt concepts!) in August. But we couldn’t wait another day to give you a glimpse into this talented designer’s contemporary take on historical motifs, based on her travels in the south of Spain. We know you’ll be as excited as we are… Welcome, Casey!
Thanks to all who commented on last week’s post — some of you really have it bad! Apparently this fever isn’t about to break any time soon, and that’s a good thing. As promised, we’ve chosen the three lucky winners of our randon drawing, namely:
- Lori Norton of Mansfield, OH
- Melody Lutz of La Puente, CA
- Cindy Cooksey of Irvine, CA
It’s June 14 already? Here in the US we celebrate June 14 as Flag Day, so who better to check in with than Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts! Here’s a peek at her recent blog post – I thought this photo in particular captures the spirit of the day. Read more about Pam’s work-in-progress, Lady Liberty…
…and be sure to make plans for Pam’s newest BOM, STAR SPANGLED LIBERTY! You’ll love her two options for the center row and her distinctive vertical “quilter’s flag” down the left side. Pam also includes American anecdotal history about our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, the Pledge of Allegiance, Old Glory flag facts, and about Betsy Ross, who played an epic role in the birth of the new nation.
The 9-month program begins in September! Quilt size: 74-1/2″ x 78″
Learn more about Flag Day!
It looks like one of the top themes emerging from Spring Quilt Market was Butterflies! So we had to share this gorgeous interpretation of the trend by Deirdre Bond-Abel of Hat Creek Quilts. What sets her look apart from the rest? The stunning mix of wool applique on cotton prints, more specifically the Marcus WOOL COLLECTION paired with INTRIGUE prints by Nancy Rink. Deirdre named the quilt pattern, “Borboleta,” the Portuguese word for “butterfly”.
“When I first saw the bright wools at Market last May (2015), I thought “butterfly sampler” so I have been waiting a while to have time to make it. The wools are just divine, the colours so beautiful and the quality of the fabric is first class. The wools combine so beautifully with the Intrigue prints “
With all of the pre-Quilt Market craze here in the office last week, this one got past me, and maybe you missed it too, so I figured it presented a great excuse for a second REVVED UP RETRO giveaway (as if we need an excuse)! Enjoy… — lisa
Comment below now through Tuesday, May 31 for your chance to win this REVVED UP RETRO 5″ charm pack!
In case you weren’t among the many attendees lucky enough to take in a FREE Victoria Findlay Wolfe lecture at The City Quilter last week, we’ve got a few key images for you…
We’re thrilled to have Victoria Findlay Wolfe as a part of our designer community, especially with the upcoming release of her second collection for Studio 37 Fabrics. It’s called MEADOW STORM. Look for it online May 1, and in quilt shops in August…for now, here’s a quick sneak-peek:
She says, “For MEADOW STORM, I included my typical mix of interesting modern and eclectic prints…fabrics that can do some of the work for you. I love the large stripes that can be fussy cut for dramatic modern looks. Sun Shower polka dots in four colors, because I can’t make a quilt without a dot! I added in the bold black and white Manor Stripe, after many requests from my last line, MOSTLY MANOR. I look forward to using it with the more saturated color prints, like Misty and the main floral, Perennial, to add instant movement to even simple blocks.” — Victoria
ALSO, In Case You Missed It: Here’s the link to Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s recent chat with Pat Sloan on American Patchwork & Quilting Radio! She discusses a bit of her quilt design process, her fabric design inspiration, and that great article in APQ’s April issue!
If you’re planning to attend Quilt Week in Paducah (April 19-23, 2016), register now for one (or both!) of Karen’s events, sponsored by our friends at Paper Pieces, the experts in English paper piecing! Choose from her Robin’s Nest workshop on Wednesday, April 20…
or her Okehampton workshop (shown below) on Tuesday, April 19
Learn the great techniques Karen uses in her designs for Somerset Patchwork and more! Interested? Call 1-800-337-1537 or stop by the Hexie House for more information on these workshop/lectures. Have fun!
CONTEST EXTENDED thru MONDAY, April 4, 2016!
We’re partnering with C&T Publishing to celebrate the release of Stashbusters!, the new book by Marcus fabric designers Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith. If you subscribe to the Marcus and/or C&T email lists, you might have already received our email messages, providing you with TWO great opportunities to win a “Book & Bundle” prize. So, leave your comment below, now through Friday, April 1. Winners will be chosen on Monday, April 4.
In keeping with the creative, “stash” theme of the book, we’re putting together a bundle that represents various Marcus designers! We’ll choose one winner, and our friends at C&T will do the same, so you’ll have double the chance to win… Good Luck!
(And while you’re here, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our blog, too!)
Susan Cousineau shares several adorable MAGICAL MERMAID projects in the Spring 2016 issue of Craft Ideas magazine! Just minutes ago this landed on my desk, and it’s on sale now. Even better, we’ve partnered with Craft Ideas to bring you the chance at a terrific fabric giveaway including the 1-yard panel and 10 FQ coordinates!! Just visit their giveaway page and register for your chance.
Known mostly for her McCall’s and Kwik Sew craft and sewing patterns, Susan recently launched her Lollipop Rainbow fabric brand for Studio 37 Fabrics with a whimsical mermaid fairy motif. These adorable prints work beautifully on their own, or paired with the panel design. The pink/aqua/yellow palette is sure to delight true “girly girls” of all ages!